Papua New Guinea

Gutnius Lutheran Church (GLC)^

The first LCMS missionaries settled at Yaramanda, in what is now Enga Province, in 1948. A local tribal leader of the Wauni tribe, Mr. Minjuku Yasima, had met missionaries in Olgebeng, south of Yaramanda, and took the initiative to go there and ask for missionaries to come to Yaramanda. The first missionaries to arrive were Rev. H. Freund and Mr. Patrick Kleinig from Australia and Dr. Willard Burce and Dr. Otto Hintze from the United States.

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Contact Information: Profile:
Gutnius Lutheran Church
Concordia Haus, Irelya
P.O. Box 100
Wabag 291
Enga Province
Papua New Guinea
Phone: 675-547-1002
Congregations: 550
Baptized Members: 125,000
Communicant Members: 100,000
Active Pastors: 250
Head Bishop: The Rev. John Nathan

Seminaries- view

  • Timothy Lutheran Seminary at Birip (highlands)
  • Martin Luther Seminary in Lae (coast)

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